One day Sammy and his younger sister Ellie happen upon a cabin where Alice, a young, partially deaf girl with epilepsy is being kept by her abusive stepfather. The three soon become friends and hope to get Alice an education and help her escape from the torture she undergoes daily. However, Alice's stepfather soon finds out about the friendship Alice has struck up and punishes her brutally. This story of friendship and youth shows that everyone is human and deserves to be treated so, no matter their disability or weakness.
|Production Countries||:||United States of America,|
|Production Co.||:||Carroll Newman Productions Freed / FLaufer Productions The Polone Company|
|Genres||:||Drama, TV Movie,|
|Casts||:||Beau Bridges, Patricia Arquette, Reese Witherspoon, Susan Blakely, William McNamara, Collin Wilcox Paxton, Norman Max Maxwell, Richard K. Olsen, Allison Smith, Heather Lynch, Robert Priester, Randy Williams, Rick Warner, Charles McLawhorn, E. Michael Hewett, Ennis Atkins, Mary Page,|
|Plot Keywords||:||child abuse, based on novel or book, deaf, epilepsy, great depression, friendship, stepfather, dysfunctional family, rescue, rural area, disabled, woman director, hearing impaired,|